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Furious at leaks, Madonna releases songs early

Inquirer Breaking News - 15 min 21 sec ago
  NEW YORK, United States -- Madonna on Saturday suddenly released six new songs months ahead of schedule, furious that early versions had leaked online in what she had described as "artistic rape."   The songs will appear on the pop icon's first album in three years, "Rebel Heart," which comes out in March. The six tracks show Madonna going further in a hip-hop direction and include collaboration with leading female rapper Nicki Minaj.   The Material Girl said she decided to put the songs on sale online after in-studio versions of her tracks dripped onto the Internet.   "I would prefer my fans to hear completed versions of some of the songs i...

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Sweden holds festive gingerbread houses competition

GMA Breaking News - 27 min 31 sec ago
A Swedish Christmas competition to build a gingerbread house with "room for all" attracted over 130 entries from all age groups on Saturday (December 20), with the winner of the popular vote going to a building conservationist from Stockholm for her intricate model of a gasometer.
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LOOK: Marian Rivera gets 8th bridal shower from Dingdong’s mom

GMA Breaking News - 32 min 46 sec ago
Sampung araw bago ang kanilang wedding day ng aktor na si Dingdong Dantes, hinandugan ng panibagong bridal shower ang Kapuso Primetime Queen at bride-to-be na si Marian Rivera.
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Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

Inquirer Breaking News - 41 min 34 sec ago
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky---Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, an Ali spokesman said Saturday night. The three-time world heavyweight champion, who is battling Parkinson's disease, is being treated by his team of doctors and is in stable condition, said his spokesman, Bob Gunnell. "He went into the hospital this morning," Gunnell said in a phone interview. "He has a mild case of pneumonia and the prognosis is good." Gunnell declined to say where the 72-year-old Ali is hospitalized. No other details are being released due to the Ali family's request for privacy, he said. Ali ...

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Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children

Inquirer Breaking News - 44 min 36 sec ago
  SYDNEY---An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said. Mersane Warria, 37, was charged with eight counts of murder in a bedside hearing at a hospital in the northern city of Cairns where she is recovering from stab wounds, Queensland state police said. Police were called to the home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on Friday morning after receiving a report of a woman with serious injuries. When they got to the house, they found the bodies, along with Warria, who was suffering from stab wounds to the chest. Police haven't said how the children died, bu...

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Palace defends ‘reasonable’, ‘timely’ MRT, LRT fare hike

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 52 sec ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang on Sunday defended the approved fare increase in the Light Rail Transit (LRT) and the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) starting January 4, 2015, saying that it is "reasonable" and "timely" to cut the government's subsidy on the train systems.   In an interview with state-run radio dzRB Sunday morning, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the fare hike for the MRT and LRT would enable government to allot more budget for social services.   "Napapanahon nang isagawa ang tama," said Coloma, referring to matching the train fare to those of airconditioned buses that ply the metropolis. (It's about time we did what is right.) &...

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Lacson to resign as rehab czar by Feb. 2015

GMA Breaking News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 12:42
Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery chief Panfilo Lacson is set to resign from his Cabinet post by February next year, as soon as his office completes the transfer of its post-Yolanda reconstruction and rehabilitation duties to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
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WATCH: Why Lea said Darren should have won

ABS-CBN news - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 12:35
'Dare I say it, he should’ve won 'The Voice Kids.' That's the reaction of Tony Award winner and 'The Voice of the Philippines' coach Lea Salonga after she watched Sarah Geronimo and Darren Espanto perform the hit Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande and Jessie J song 'Bang Bang.'
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Prayers sought as health of constable in hit-and-run incident deteriorates

GMA Breaking News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 12:31
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority on Sunday asked the public to pray for a constable who was victim of a hit-and-run incident in Cubao last Friday.
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WATCH: Ex-NBA player Milicic loses in kickboxing debut

ABS-CBN news - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 12:29
Former NBA player Darko Milicic, the second pick in the famed 2003 NBA Draft, started his kickboxing career on a losing note this weekend in Serbia.
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US firefighters use oxygen to save cat

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 12:23
FORT WORTH, Texas --- North Texas firefighters have used oxygen on a cat that was rescued from a burning house after the residents escaped on their own.   The Fort Worth Fire Department announced Saturday that the pet, named Stubby, survived.   No humans were hurt in Friday's fire, which heavily damaged a home. Authorities are trying to determine what sparked the fire.   Lt. Kyle Falkner says firefighters found the cat while trying to bring the blaze under control. Stubby was extricated but had suffered from smoke inhalation, so firefighters administered oxygen via a mask.   The cat was taken to a veterinarian for further examination. &n...

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POEA imposes total deployment ban in Ebola-hit countries

ABS-CBN news - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 12:21
MANILA - The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has approved a total deployment ban in three countries in West Africa hit by the Ebola virus.
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Lovi Poe on ‘tying the knot’ with BF Rocco Nacino: Hindi pa oras

GMA Breaking News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 12:18
Malapit na ngang ikasal ang mga kaibigan ng aktres na si Lovi Poe na sina Heart Evangelista kay Senator Chiz Escudero, at Solenn Heussaff kay Nico Bolzico. Hindi ba siya naiinggit sa mga ito?
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NBA: Ellis lifts Mavs past Spurs second unit in Rondo's debut

GMA Breaking News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 12:15
Monta Ellis scored 38 points, including 11 of his team's final 13 points for a come-from-behind victory against the San Antonio Spurs, 99-93.
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Gunman with possible revenge in mind kills two NYC police officers

GMA Breaking News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 12:15
A gunman ambushed and fatally shot two New York City police officers on Saturday and then killed himself, police said, and a social media post indicated it may have been in revenge for the police chokehold death of an unarmed black man.
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Wit wins it in Inquirer tilt

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 12:14
MANILA, Philippines---A combination of wit and a nose for news helped six Twitter users win the promo of the Inquirer's Digital Newsstand on Friday.   The winners---Erinel Sagmit, Monna Fay de Ocampo, Dominic Laylo, Francisco Sumio, Marie Mangaliman and Kirk Nicole Matoza---posted on Twitter the best captions with the #InquirerPlus hashtag for the photos found in the Focus sections on Nov. 10-14 and Nov. 17-21.   Each of the winners received a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and a one-year subscription of Inquirer Plus.   "[The Inquirer] has all of everything, from news to entertainment to sports," said Sagmit, who said he enjoyed reading the newspaper on we...

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In the dogfight over posh airline food, the sky’s the limit

GMA Breaking News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 12:13
Michelin-star food and vintage champagne: airlines are pulling out all the stops to cater to their first-class passengers' tastes, as they seek a larger slice of the highly profitable market.
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French police kill ‘Allahu Akbar’ attacker

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 12:05
  JOU-LS-TOURS, France -- French police on Saturday shot dead a knife-wielding man who attacked three officers in a police station while shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is great").   The man wounded one officer's face at the entrance to the police station in Joue-les-Tours near the central city of Tours and injured two others before he was killed.   Anti-terror investigators of the Paris prosecutor's office have opened an inquiry into the incident for attempted murder and other offences related to terrorism.   The perpetrator was a French national born in Burundi in 1994 who was known to police for common crimes, a source close to the investigation ...

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De Lima given task of cleaning up NBP

ABS-CBN news - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 11:58
MANILA - The task of cleaning up the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) is for Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to carry out, Malacañang said yesterday.
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PH looks into China's offshore observation network

ABS-CBN news - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 11:56
MANILA - The Philippines will look into reports that China is setting up an offshore observation network, including satellite and radar stations, to strengthen its maritime power.  
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